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Core Facilities & Services

The College of Engineering at Boise State University provides core facilities and service centers to faculty, students, and regional partners that are pivotal to world-class research. We invite potential external collaborators to ask these service centers about how to collaborate with our investigators, and make use of core research facilities and equipment.

For classrooms, see Engineering Computer Labs & Teaching Consoles.

Core Facilities

Aerial shot of five College of Engineering buildings and labs on its core campus

Core facilities support a range of services, including research. Locations: (1) the Environmental Research Building (ERB), (2) Harry Morrison Civil Engineering (HML), (3) Charles P. Ruch Engineering (RUCH), (4) Micron Engineering Center (MEC), and (5) Micron Center for Materials Research (MCMR). We also use the Yanke Family Research Park (YFRB) along the Boise River, the campus Multipurpose Classroom building (MPCB), and City Center Plaza (CCP) and the U.S. Bank Building, both in downtown Boise. Directions: Search by building code or name at the Campus Map.

Service Centers

The college provides oversight in whole or in part over two service centers: (1) CEBS COBRE—the Convergent Engineering and Biomolecular Science Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, (2) the Center for Advanced Energy Studies at Boise State University.


The Convergent Engineering and Biomolecular Science Center of Biomedical Research Excellence advances regional biomedical research and clinical applications that use biomedical devices, sensors, and systems. The National Institutes of Health funds this university center, with a director / principal investigator (PI) from the College of Engineering, and an associate director / co-PI from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Its Fabrication, Characterization, and Testing (FaCT) core research facility has four parts: (1) Biomechanics & Mechanobiology, (2) the Boise State Center for Materials Characterization, (3) the Idaho Microfabrication Lab, and (4) Research Machining & Engineering.

Contact: Jim Browning

Visit the CEBS COBRE

Center for Advanced Energy Studies at Boise State University

Boise State collaborates as part of a multi-institutional research-education partnership. Together, three Idaho universities, private industry, and the Idaho National Laboratory address energy innovation and policy; the energy-water nexus; advanced manufacturing; cybersecurity; and computing and data visualization.

Boise State Headquarters: ERB
Contact: David Estrada

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